You can buy them. You can borrow them. You can download them. But are all those books out there really worth your while?
Herewith some brief assessments.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tasted Any Good Books Lately?
One could say of Roth's Portnoy's Complaint that it's “cheeky and bold, with a distinctly tart aftertaste". Of Roth's more recent novels such as Everyman, one could affirm that they're "late-harvest, yet not past their prime, with an acidic finish”.An extract from my Yahoo India column on why we ought to talk about books as though they were wine.